Environment and planning

Planning approval


Chatswood to Sydenham planning approval

The Chatswood to Sydenham EIS covers the construction and operation of the Sydney Metro rail line for approximately 16 kilometres from Chatswood to Sydenham. This section of the rail line almost entirely comprises of underground rail tunnels (including beneath Sydney Harbour) and new stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Pitt Street and Waterloo.

The EIS was on public exhibition from 11 May 2016 to 27 June 2016 and received more than 300 submissions. Sydney Metro collated the responses received during the EIS exhibition period, and released a Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report (available in the Document Library). This report included  a number of key charges as a result of feedback received. The Minister for Planning and Environment approved the Chatswood to Sydenham EIS on 9 January 2017.

More information: 

See the Chatswood to Sydenham Environmental Impact Statement Summary (PDF 20.2MB)

Sydenham to Bankstown planning approval

The Sydenham to Bankstown EIS covers the segregation, conversion and operation of the existing Sydney Trains T3 Bankstown Line to a Sydney Metro line between Sydenham and Bankstown.

Sydney Metro is currently preparing the Sydenham to Bankstown EIS for public exhibition in mid-2017.

More information

Sydenham to Bankstown State Significant Infrastructure Application Report Summary - February 2017 (PDF 4.04MB)

Stakeholder and community engagement

Project overview